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N.C. lawmakers make pitch for Perdue to sign budget
RALEIGH — Republican leaders of the N.C. General Assembly said Wednesday they want Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to sign their state budget adjustment plan into law soon so local governments, schools and businesses have more certainty with plans for the coming year. Rocky Mount Telegram
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Highway bill could cut $650M in La. Medicaid funds
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jindal administration leaders warned Wednesday that a proposal being considered by Congress during final negotiations over a massive transportation spending plan could strip more than $650 million in federal funding from Louisiana's Medicaid program over two years. necn.com
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Southeast dominates economic development awards
ATLANTA — Southeastern states dominated Area Development magazine’s 2012 Gold and Silver Shovel awards for excellence in economic development. Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina earned Gold Shovels, while North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky and Mississippi picked up silvers. Charleston Business
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In Mississippi, Toyota Tests Radical Redesign For Factories And Itself
Even by Toyota’s innovative manufacturing standards, its newest factory looks nothing like any car plant that’s come before it. You can see straight up to the ceiling and across every row on the line. Workers pluck parts from prestocked boxes already arranged in the order they need them. The clanking of machinery overhead, the piles of parts next to the assembly line, cars stretched end to end—that’s all gone, replaced by a hushed bustle familiar to anyone who works in a busy office. Forbes
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Haynes International adds 19 jobs with $37M expansion
ARCADIA, La. — A $37 million expansion at Haynes International Inc.'s Arcadia Tubular Facility will add 19 new jobs to the 141 already employed with the company, officials announced Monday.
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Deal could mean billions to Louisiana, other Gulf Coast states
WASHINGTON — More than two years after the BP oil spill ravaged the Gulf Coast, federal lawmakers reached a deal Wednesday that could spend billions to boost the region's economy and restore its environment. Shreveport Times
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400 jobs available for Louisville youth
LOUISVILLE, KY.-- 400 new jobs are available to Louisville's youth. Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at Kosair Children's Hospital where some of the jobs are. wdrb.com
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Georgia Leads the Country in New Job Creation
TriNet's SMBeat, a detailed analysis of trends in key human capital economic indicators for small businesses, reports that Georgia has shown the strongest employment growth in the United States in May with a job creation rate of 1.7 percent. At the other end of the spectrum, Florida is trailing the pack in terms of employment growth with job losses of 0.5 percent during May. Market Watch
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A Guide to the Spin After Obamacare's Supreme Court Victory
The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare as constitutional Thursday, and all of Washington flooded with press releases. House Speaker John Boehner said the ruling only made it more important to repeal Obamacare, while other Republicans said it showed the importance of electing a Republican president. The Democrats, naturally, were celebrating, perhaps most obviously so Democratic National Committee executive director Patrick Gaspard, who tweeted, "It's constitutional. Bitches." The Atlantic Wire
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South Fulton Medical to stop delivering babies, lay off 80
South Fulton Medical Center will close its women's program — including labor and delivery rooms, the mother/baby unit and the neonatal ICU — and eliminate 80 positions, the hospital's owner announced this week. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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